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Bowles (Paul) Papers
mssHM 53279-53314  
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Description
Papers belonging to Paul Bowles, American author and composer of operas, film and stage scores, ballets, songs and chamber music.
Background
Paul Bowles (1910-1999) was an American author and composer of operas, film and stage scores, ballets, songs and chamber music. Bowles studied music with Aaron Copland and Virgil Thomson and began to write at the encouragement of Gertrude Stein. Although born in New York, Bowles spent much of his adult life in his adopted home of Morocco. Many of his novels and short stories focus on life in Morocco from the perspective of both natives and foreigners. Bowles also worked as a translator, working on English versions of French, Spanish, Italian and Moroccan originals. He earned numerous grants, awards and fellowships throughout his lifetime, including an American Book Award nomination. Bowles was married to the playwright Jane Auer Bowles (1917-1973). He died in November 1999, in Morocco.
Extent
2.20 Linear Feet (1 box and 1 folder)
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